A.M. Ran with Chad. We did the first 12.4 by ourselves, and the rest with the kids. We did some tempo running. First 2 mile tempo down. The wind was strange, kept changing directions. It was not too much of a factor in the first one. We did an even split 11:24. Then we jogged 0.5 miles, and I ran 1 mile uphill alone, while Chad jogged. I call that baby steps in strength work. Start with 1 mile. I was surprised to see the first two quarters in 83 and 85 which felt way too easy for that stretch. Then I slowed down and ran 88 and 89 which gave me 5:45.4. On the way back we found out why that stretch was too easy. Chad stayed with me through about the first 1000 meters. I had 4:19 at 0.75 followed by 5:43 at the mile. Then my next quarter was 85 followed by 89. The wind had picked up and was blowing into the canyon. That 89 quarter felt hard. No wonder I hit 83 easily going the other way. Seeing 89 I pushed harder but got only 86 in the next quarter. That was frustrating. Then all of a sudden the headwind stopped and I felt like somebody had just cut the chain he was holding me with. The last quarter was 80 with more or less the same effort, which gave me 11:23. Chad finished in 11:50. Then we ran to my house and ran with the kids. Jacob did 1, Joseph 1, Jenny and Julia 2, Benjamin 3. Total of 17.4 for us.